Knighton in the Teme Valley

Knighton is a small market town on the borders of Powys, Shropshire and Herefordshire. It is situated in the upper River Teme valley, surrounded by the beautiful hills and valleys of the Welsh Marches. The roads and footpaths around the town are quiet and relatively undiscovered, ideal for walking and cycling holidays.
Knighton is the only town actually on Offa’s Dyke. The National Trail Offa’s Dyke Information Centre is situated in Knighton. A second National Trail, Glyndwr’s Way, leads through mid-Wales, from Knighton on the English border to Machynlleth on the Dovey estuary, and then on to Welshpool.

Knighton / Tref-y-clawdd (the town on the dyke)

Knighton is an old town with sloping winding streets and half timbered houses. This title photo shows the Knighton Clock Tower, built in 1872, at the foot of the ‘Narrows’. The ‘Narrows’ is a steep narrow street lined with interesting buildings dating from the 17th century. Behind the 300 year old façade of the “Old House” stood a cruck built open hall which could have survived since the town was founded in Norman times. The nearby Horse and Jockey is a stone house of medieval origin.
Knighton station is on the famous Heart of Wales Railway line linking Swansea and Shrewsbury